BIALETTI: MOKA ESPRESS - 4 CUP - STOVE TOP
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Authentic Bialetti is THE statement in stove tops. The iconic logo with the moustachioed chap in hat pointing tells you it's the genuine article. There are lots of cheap copies on the market, but you get what you pay for. So, if you're on a budget and a like a strong coffee, a Bialetti is a great alternative to an espresso machine for home use.
Safe to use on electric and gas hobs. For use on induction hobs please see our Moka Induction model.
(NOTE: 4 cup denotes espresso cup-size measure)
At the tender age of 18, Rinaldo left the heady metropolis of West Cumbria for university, armed with a tartan suitcase in which, among other things, was his dad's 6-cup Bialetti stove top. Every morning he'd make a full pot and gulp it down using hideous robusta too-finely pre-ground coffee, thinking this was normal behaviour for most strapping lads. Some years later, when the rubber seal melted he threw the away the family heirloom and bought another pot, not realising you could get a replacement for a few quid. Idiot!
How times have changed. Rin, now lovingly roasts only the very finest single origin Arabica coffee and still enjoys a great stove top coffee, despite being spoiled by a roastery crammed with espresso machines.
Here's a video we did for the Bialetti Brikka, which is a great model, but unfortunately is now unavailable to us in the UK.